President No.1 Cruiser, Yangtze River & Three Gorges Tour

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March ~ November. Start from Chongqing or Yichang.

Cruiser Description:
Standard: ★★★★★
Entered Service: Jul. 1995
Passenger Capacity: 200
Length (ft): 295
Beam (ft): 55
Stateroom (Standard) (sq ft): 204
Star-Rating: Five star
Standard Staterooms: 66

President No.1 is one of the ships most known to American and Canadian tour operators and travel agents who are offering tours to China and cruises to the Yangtze. It is the fourth ship and the proud of Yangtze Cruise Lines. Managed by the team trained by Sheraton Great Wall and Hotel Beijing-Toronto in Beijing, it is one of the finest ships on the river and most clientele are from the United States.

The ship was built in 1995 and put into operation on Aug. 7. The total capacity is 150 passengers. It is 90 meters long and 16.8 meters wide, with 5 decks. The first is crews' deck. Standard cabins are on the second floor. Veranda cabins (cabins with balcony) are on the third, fourth and fifth floor.

There is a presidential suite, 2 deluxe suites, 30 standard cabins and 40 veranda cabins. The ship is equipped with centrally controlled air-conditioning system, acoustics system, and many other advanced systems imported from Europe and United States.

Facilities include one restaurant, a dining hall, a banquet hall, 3 bars, a disco room, a gymnasium, a recreational room, a mahjong room, a sauna, a beauty parlor a gift shop, and a business center. Services such as massage, photo developing and printing, satellite telephones and faxes, satellite television are available. You may not believe it, but there are also casino machines on the ship, which are not permitted in other parts of the country.

Among them, the multifunctional International Conference Hall holds over 100 participants, with simultaneous interpretation system. This deluxe cruiser has got a lot of positive comments in the past years.

Click for President No.1 Cruiser pictures and deckplan, facilities.

Voyage: Chongqing to Yichang

Days Chongqing to Yichang (Down Stream)
D1 Transfer from airport (or from your hotel) to the dock (Optional Surcharge), board on the ship before 22:00pm.
D2 Departs Chongqing at 7:00AM~ 09:00AM. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City, Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.
D3 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(10:00AM-13:30PM). -Shennong Stream is a small tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.
D4

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site (08:00AM-10:00AM). Have no lunch onboard. Arrives in Yichang around 12:00 at noon.

-Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.

Voyage: Yichang to Chongqing

Days Yichang to Chongqing (Up Stream)
D1 Transfer from airport (or from your hotel) to the dock (Optional Surcharge), board on the ship before 22:00pm.
D2 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site (08:30AM-10:30PM). -Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.
D3 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream (08:00AM-12:30PM). -Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.
D4 Shore excurison to Fengdu Ghost City, Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.
D5 Arrives in Chongqing at 09:00AM.

The itineraries listed in the form probably be adjusted owing to the bad weather, water level, temporary navigation control and prohibition.

Aboard the cruise: You should arrive at Chongqing before 21:00PM to aboard the cruise on the first day. If you need Airport/Hotel/Train Station Transfer service, please book optional service or let us know.

Price Include:
Crusier accommodations, three meals everyday(for day 2 and day 3), shore excursions specified on the itinerary. the accommodation is based on twin beds sharing.

Price exclude:
The tips on the cruiser about 150RMB (24USD) per person;
Optional Entrance:Fengdu Ghost City(CNY260/person);
White Emperor City(CNY260/person).

How to Book?
You can book online or by email, or call us for urgent booking. you will receive our confirmation email and voucher after your booking. 

Note: There are only two beds in a cabin. Most of the ships do not provide extra bed, so you may need to reserve another cabin, or a half cabin (0.5 cabin) for the third person (for an adult or a big child) .
If you want to take a whole cabin for the third person, a single supplement of 75% to 100% of a single ticket is required. If you only take a half cabin, or only "a bed", the price is the same but he/she need to share the cabin with a stranger.

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Select Tour Type: more friends coming with you, more discount you get. Note: following price is for per person
Chongqing to Yichang, Deluxe Cabin with Balcony, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $510 (3,100CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Deluxe Cabin with Balcony, Peak season(Apr,May,Sep,Oct) : $575 (3,500CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Deluxe Suite, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $702 (4,270CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, President Suite, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $1,386 (8,430CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, President Suite, Peak season(Apr,May,Sep,Oct) : $1,634 (9,940CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Standard Cabin, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $378 (2,300CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Standard Cabin, Peak season(Apr,May,Sep,Oct) : $444 (2,700CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Standard Cabin with Balcony, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $403 (2,450CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Standard Cabin with Balcony, Peak season(Apr,May,Sep,Oct) : $460 (2,800CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Deluxe Cabin with Balcony, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $510 (3,100CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Deluxe Cabin with Balcony, Peak season(Apr,May,Sep,Oct) : $575 (3,500CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Deluxe Suite, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $702 (4,270CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, President Suite, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $1,386 (8,430CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, President Suite, Peak season(Apr,May,Sep,Oct) : $1,634 (9,940CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Standard Cabin, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $378 (2,300CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Standard Cabin, Peak season(Apr,May,Sep,Oct) : $444 (2,700CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Standard Cabin with Balcony, Low season(Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $403 (2,450CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Standard Cabin with Balcony, Peak season(Apr,May,Sep,Oct) : $460 (2,800CNY)
Optional Activities: (Tick what you like, then click "Book Now".)
Pickup from airport (or hotel) to the cruiser, 2 persons minimum : +$33 (200CNY)

Customer Reviews of President No 1 Cruiser Yangtze River & Three Gorges Tour

Average customers rating: 4.00 of 5 Stars, base on 5 travellers reviews:
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review written by Henrike Hoegen
Sehr schöne Reise, tolle Ausflüge, tolles Angebot.... More

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
review written by Didier DESNOYER
We did an excellent tour on the Yangtze. The suggestion made by the river guide to get a room upgrade was excellent.We got two contiguous rooms which were communcating thanks to the balcony. Service was good and efficient. The visits were well organised. Entertainments during the evening was friendly and well do... More

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
review written by francesco aurelio pisanti
President 1 it's a superb ship on the yangtze. The cruise has been nice, the staff very friendly, the food good, the cabin nice and confortable. I would suggest to other travelers.... More

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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